A Tuesday Morning store is to open in Joliet in late spring, filling a North Ridge Plaza strip mall location near Marshalls and Hobby Lobby.
Remodeling work could begin as soon as next week on the 13,710-square-foot space at 1489 Larkin Ave., depending on how quickly the Texas-based company can complete their building permit application, said Jim Haller, director of community and economic development for Joliet.
Tuesday Morning is a national company that specializes in mix of items found in specialty stores, upscale department stores and online, but at discounted prices, according to tuesdaymorning.com. Among the items it sells are decorative home items, bed and bath lines, toys, gourmet foods, cookware and diningware, clothing and seasonal items.
The company has 28 stores in Illinois, the nearest to Joliet being in Frankfort, Naperville and Orland Park.
The last long-term tenant in tenant in the space it will be filling was Minnesota Fabrics.
Tim Wimberly, a development coordinator for Tuesday Morning, said he was not certain when the store would be open but it would definitely be before summer.
Haller said the new business was good news for Joliet, and not just because of the new tax dollars that would be generated.
"Anytime you can fill up a vacant space, it's a good thing," he said. "It increases (a shopping center's) vitality, and this type of addition is going to allow the other tenants to benefit from additional foot traffic."